The boys have been battling a summer cold over the last few days. We desperately need more hankies in the house, so I’m in the process of sewing some up using my flannel scraps for extra softness. I also thought I’d take a moment to make a little hankie dispenser within the boys’ reach. Shamelessly, [...]
I’ve felt quite neglectful when it comes to ‘homing’ up our space. Nary a window has curtains; there’s not a rug to be found, save the bathrooms. It all takes time, I know. Our living room is especially bare-boned with only a couch, loveseat, chair, and antique sideboard turned changing table. There’s also a fireplace, [...]
A little peak into the boys’ play this evening. Pouring, scooping, dumping, filling, scattering. I was pleased to find the 3 year old more than happy to pick up all the stray beans so that he could have time with this project again tomorrow. Little brother helped a little, too.
I’ve got a little project in [...]
Everyone in Houston is talking about ‘Lois’ the corpse flower – Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum). The corpse flower is one of the largest flowers in the world, reaching heights of 7-10 feet and a diameter of 5-6 feet. ‘She’ is called a corpse flower because, once she blooms, she will emit an odor similar to [...]
Finally! You’ll no longer hear me whine and complain about my old machine and I being at odds. I still haven’t decided if I should bury it or donate it, but I have no intentions of ever using it again.
I want to extend the warmest welcome to my new Janome MC6600. This machine should more [...]
I hope my fellow Americans had a wonderful fourth of July weekend. We stayed around the house this year, enjoying each other’s company and working on some crafty things that had been on hold for this reason or that.
The craft we completed on Independence Day is the one I want to share with you today. [...]